Terracotta lebes gamikos (jar) and lid

Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan

On view at The Met Fifth Avenue in Gallery 171

The decorative motifs on this lebes gamikos are similar to those painted on the so-called Hadra hydriai, examples of which are on display in this case. Like the hydriai, lebetes gamikoi have also been discovered in Alexandrian cemetaries, in particular the necropolis at Sciatbi, which has yielded several vases of this shape, presently in the collection of the Alexandria Museum.

Terracotta lebes gamikos (jar) and lid, Terracotta, Greek, Ptolemaic, Cretan

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